Thursday 13 August 2020
To wrap up the first Strategy for Nature public engagement sessions, a presentation with Q&A forum will be taking place on the evening of Monday 17 August.
This is an opportunity for Islanders to learn more about the Strategy and ask any questions.
The event will take place at Les Cotils, St Peter Port from 7:30-9pm. It is free to attend and does not require prior booking.
Ahead of this event, public information display boards and drop-ins have been available over the past week, first at the Guille-Allès Library and currently at Beau Sejour until Sunday 16th August.
The Strategy for Nature describes the framework for how we will look after our natural environment. This is especially important given that our data - for example our periodic habitat surveys - indicate that Guernsey's nature is in decline, in common with species and habitats elsewhere, most likely due to pressures such as changes in land use, invasive species and climate change.
There are three goals to the Strategy for Nature:
- Connect our island community with nature
- Care for nature to ensure its diversity and resilience
- Foster and share knowledge about nature
In essence, the more Guernsey supports and protects nature, the more we can ensure a healthy and resilient natural environment and sustainable economy, society and environment for future generations. These goals will need to be adopted by the whole community in order for it to be successful.
If you would like to know more about how our natural environment will be conserved and managed over the next five years, but are unable to visit the displays and/or attend the presentation, you can find more information about the Strategy at gov.gg/strategyfornature.